New York State Department of Transportation will be closing a portion of Crooked Hill Road in Commack to repair the overpass bridge that carries the Long Island Expressway.
DOT officials said all southbound lanes of Crooked Hill Road at the LIE will be closed to drivers from July 16 to July 20 at roughly 6 p.m. The northbound lanes of Crooked HIll Road will remain open but will be shifted away from construction workers.
Construction crews will be making emergency repairs to the LIE's overpost on Crooked Hill Road, which was recently struck by a truck. Those looking to continue traveling south on Crooked Hill Road will be rerouted to one-fourth mile west to Commack Road, according to DOT's statement.
DOT officials advised drivers to find alternative routes during the closures and follow posted detour signs including the construction speed limit. New York State's new Move-Over Law requires drivers to move one travel lane away from "amber light vehicles" including construction vehicles when possible.
For 24/7 up-to-date traffic and travel information, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NY.org. Motorists may also obtain travel information from the INFORM Transportation Management Center cameras at www.INFORMNY.com and on their hand held communication devices at www.INFORMNY.mobi .